8th October 2014
Watch: Facebook VP apologises to drag queens for ‘real name’ row 2
1:41 PM — Facebook's Vice President Josh Blankenship has apologised to drag queens targeted by the social network's 'real name' policy.
25th September 2014
RuPaul: Facebook is ‘stripping the rights’ of drag performers 12
4:16 PM — Drag artist RuPaul has condemned Facebook for "stripping the rights" of drag queens after a recent policy which bans users who don't use their real names on their profiles.
18th September 2014
Facebook rebuffs drag performers over ‘real name’ crackdown 4
12:04 PM — Despite refusing to change its policy on "real names", Facebook has agreed to temporarily reinstate some drag performers' profiles.
3rd September 2014
TUC: Austerity is causing LGBT services to suffer 9
3:56 PM — The Trades Union Congress has warned that government austerity is causing harm to voluntary and community-focussed LGBT organisations.
11th August 2014
US: George Takei helps Boy Scouts-inspired web series secure funding
9:09 PM — Actor and activist George Takei has helped Camp Abercorn, a web series based partly on the anti-gay policies of the Boy Scouts of America, meet its fundraising goal.
20th July 2014
Canada: Catholic school district creates first transgender student policy 6
4:06 PM — A Catholic school district in Vancouver has become the first to have a specific policy for transgender students.
5th July 2014
US: Austin lingerie shop owner admits he ‘messed up’ by refusing to serve trans woman 5
3:02 PM — The owner of an Austin lingerie shop has conceded it was "dumb" of him to refuse to allow a trans woman to have a bra fitting.
20th May 2014
South Africa: Gay blood ban lifted for monogamous couples 11
8:59 PM — South Africa has lifted a blanket ban on gay men donating blood, in favour of new regulations which do not discriminate based on sexual orientation.
18th May 2014
UKIP MEP Roger Helmer ‘cannot understand’ why people are opposed to voluntary repatriation 48
11:38 AM — UKIP MEP Roger Helmer, who claimed that "homosexuality not a valid lifestyle worthy of equal respect" is under fresh scrutiny for writing that he "cannot understand" why politicians are opposed to voluntary repatriation.
15th May 2014
US: Chelsea Manning’s lawyer says she wouldn’t be safe in civilian prison 2
12:29 PM — Chelsea Manning's lawyer is claiming a leak which suggested she could be transferred to a civilian prison was a 'transparent attempt' to threaten her safety.
29th April 2014
US: Department of Education confirms anti-trans discrimination is illegal
8:03 PM — The US Department of Education has confirmed that discrimination against transgender students is prohibited under an existing policy from the 1970s.
8th April 2014
Police warn Leicester City fans: ‘We won’t tolerate homophobic chanting at Brighton match’ 2
11:56 AM — Police have warned Leicester City football fans that homophobic chants will not be tolerated in a match against Brighton and Hove Albion FC today.
10th March 2014
Tory Vice Chair: New Look’s HR department ‘should be shot’ for gay partners discount fiasco 4
5:45 PM — The Vice Chairman of the Conservative party Michael Fabricant has criticised retailer New Look for a policy, now changed, which excluded the partners of gay staff members.
7th March 2014
Stonewall: New Look should ‘revisit’ its policy which excludes gay couples from discount 6
7:41 PM — Leading gay rights charity Stonewall has commented on a controversy surrounding retail giant New Look's staff discount policy, which may be "indirectly discrimnating" against employees in same-sex relationships.
Labour Shadow Equalities Minister criticises New Look for ‘indirectly discriminatory’ discount policy 3
5:53 PM — Labour Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities Gloria De Piero has criticised a policy at retail giant New Look, which excludes gay employees from using a staff discount which is available to their straight counterparts.
17th November 2013
US: Texas school reverses ban against trans student wearing a tuxedo in graduation photo 2
1:56 PM — A trans student in Texas has now been allowed to wear a tuxedo for his yearbook portrait after a federal lawsuit convinced the school to live up to its own non-discrimination policy.
12th June 2013
US: Boston police adopt new rules for treatment of transgender people 4
5:15 PM — Boston police have issued new guidelines on the treatment of transgender people by officers.
24th April 2013
US: NFL agrees to better protection for gay players against discrimination
1:38 AM — The US National Football League (NFL) has agreed, in an unprecedented move, to better protect gay players against discrimination and harassment, the New York Attorney General has said.
8th December 2010
Hotel owners sued after banning gay couple from sharing a room 136
11:04 AM — The Christian owners of a seaside hotel are being sued by a gay couple they refused a double room to. Peter and Hazelmary Bull, who own the Chymorvah Private Hotel in Cornwall, refused to let civil partners Martin Hall and Steven Preddy stay in a room with a double bed in 2008.
29th November 2010
Marines said to be most opposed to lifting military gay ban 10
11:03 AM — The Marines are the faction of the US military most opposed to lifting the ban on out gay troops, reports say.